One of the most essential requirements for building a successful online presence is the domain name. It is what people will observe first when they chance upon your web site and what they will associate you with. The domain name should be easy to remember, but should also be something that notifies your visitors what the website is about.
Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLDs)
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A domain name traditionally consists of 2 components - a Top-Level Domain Name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain Name (SLD). If you have domain.com, for example, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain and "domain" is the SLD. There are a few categories of Top-Level Domains that you should consider prior to choosing the domain name you want. Your choice should depend on the goal of your web site and on its target audience. Let's have a look at the gTLDs, or generic Top-Level Domains - these are the most popular Top-Level Domain Names aimed to express a given function - .com (commercial establishments), .net (networks), .biz (firms), .info (informative web pages), .org (not-for-profit organizations), .mobi (handheld devices), .asia (the Asia-Pacific region), .name (individuals or families), .pro (certain professions), etc. As you can perceive, these Top-Level Domains encompass most realms of life, so you should pick the one that would designate the intention of your website best. There is no limitation as to who can register such domain names, but some of them include additional procedures to prove that you qualify to keep such a Top-Level Domain (.mobi and .pro, for example).
Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)
The ccTLDs, or country-code TLDs, are country-specific domain names. Each country has its own ccTLD. Picking such a domain name is good if your target group of site visitors is from a specific country. Many guys would sooner purchase goods or services from a local site, and if your aim is Canada, for instance, settling on a .ca domain name could increase the visits to your site.
You can register a number of domain names, which can send your visitors to a particular site such as domain.com, for instance. This would boost the traffic and decrease the probability of someone pinching your web page visitors by registering the same name with a different TLD - if you are not using a trademark.
Name Servers (NSs)
Every domain name has domain name records. The name server records (NS records, a.k.a. DNS records) exhibit where the domain name is hosted, i.e. they point to the hosting supplier whose name servers (NSs, also known as DNSs) it is using now. You can replace the DNSs of your domain whenever you want. You can have your domain registered with one firm and get the hosting service itself from another. Thus, if you register your domain and come across decent website hosting solutions somewhere else afterwards, you can point your domain name to the current provider's NSs instantly.
Domain Name Server Records (DNS Records)
On the whole, as long as your domain name utilizes a given set of DNSs, all its domain records will direct to the same web hosting supplier. Some web hosting vendors, however, enable you to modify specific DNS records, among them the A records and the MX records of your domain name. The A record is an Internet Protocol address, which exhibits on which server your site is located, whereas the MX records indicate which web hosting server tackles the email addresses associated with your domain name. For example, if you engage a new website designer and he creates an .ASP web page that will be accommodated on his own Windows hosting server, you may desire to edit only the IP address (the A record) but not the MX records of your domain. So, www.domain.com will direct to the Windows server, but your e-mailbox accounts or any sub-domains such as forum.domain.com or shop.domain.com will still be in your present Linux website hosting account. The .ASP environment is invented by Microsoft and calls for a Windows server, although a Linux web server would be far more secure.
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Only a few web hosting companies allow you to edit specific domain records and quite often this an additional paid service. With us, you have a huge array of Top-Level Domain Names to pick from and you can modify all domain name server records or redirect the domain names via a forwarding tool at no extra cost.